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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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What’s Morning Joe’s Solution To Plummeting Ratings? Book More Republican Guests

I have to place some of the blame for this...not sure how much...on Mika. I haven't watched this show for months and have only turned it on recently. She's gotten much worse, especially when she's trying to "find an opening" and get a word in edgewise with the Intern Killer. I think he DELIBERATELY pauses and then starts talking again to bully her and cut her off. But while this is going on she sits and fidgets in her chair and whimpers..."Uh huh, yeah, mmmm, uh huh..." And it's just painful to watch. That and the fact that Scarborough is a dick and a half.

What’s Morning Joe’s Solution To Plummeting Ratings? Book More Republican Guests
By: Justin Baragona more from Justin Baragona
Thursday, February, 5th, 2015, 10:24 am

It is no secret that MSNBC’s Morning Joe is hemorrhaging viewers. Over the past few months, the morning program has seen its audience bail in droves, seemingly heading over to CNN’s New Day, which has passed Morning Joe in both total viewers and the key 25-54 demographic. On Tuesday, Nielsen Media Research revealed that Monday’s program only attracted 56,000 viewers between 25 and 54 and 284,000 viewers overall. This was far behind New Day, which pulled in an audience of 125,000 from the 25-54 demo and a total of 341,000 viewers.

This news came on the heels of the disaster that was the much-hyped yet DOA Friday night broadcast. The network attempted to use co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough to help ‘hype’ up the Super Bowl, which NBC was airing. Despite the promise of a Katy Perry appearance, Morning Joe at Night feel completely on its face. Given both the 8 and 9 PM slots that are typically occupied by Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow, Mika and Joe were trounced by CNN, drawing nearly half as many viewers as Anderson Cooper in both slots. For context, the ratings-challenged Hayes beat Cooper by over 100,000 on Monday night while Maddow drew more than 400,000 viewers than CNN.

With it becoming painfully obvious that people are tired of the program, its format and (most of all) its hosts, the show decided to shake things up a bit Thursday. What exactly did they do to appeal to a younger demographic? They booked old, white, male Republicans, that’s what they did! Early on in the show, they brought on 78-year-old Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to complain about President Obama and convince everyone that endless war against ISIS is the way to go.

Posted by Miles Archer | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 12:15 PM (7 replies)

JEB: Junior "a great president," Poppy "the greatest man alive," he's "(his) own person"

Jeb Bush Addresses 2016 And His Family Name
The Huffington Post | By Igor Bobic

Jeb Bush is preparing for a run for president, and he would like you to know that he is not his brother.

"I love my brother. I think he’s been a great president," Bush said Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club. But, he added, “I know I’m going to have to do it on my own."

The Bush family name remains a political liability years after America's costly involvements in the Middle East and the Great Recession, raising the question of how the former governor of Florida plans to differentiate himself from his brother. He offered a hint by recalling his 1994 and 1998 gubernatorial campaigns, when he ran as a conservative reformer on issues such as welfare and education.

“People knew I wasn’t just the brother of George … I was my own person,” Bush said. “I earned it by working hard to connect with people on a level that truly mattered. That experience on a national scale has to be part of the strategy.”

Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Feb 5, 2015, 03:37 PM (5 replies)
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